Sports, Clubs and Societies

Gym Inductions

Inductions are not mandatory but, are advised.

College Gym

The College gym is in D Block of the Founder’s Building, as indicated on the below map. It is for the use of St Antony’s College students exclusively and open 24 hours during term

The Gym has been recently updated and is well provisioned with everything that you would expect: CrossTrainer, Treadmill, Smith Machine, Dual Adjustable Pulley, Free weights and more.

If you choose to join the Gym, you will be charged a £25 annual fee that is non-refundable.

To Join, please:

  1. Fill out the Pre-exercise Questionnaire and Gym user disclaimer forms, 
  2. Email them both to 
  3. Allow 24 hours for you to receive confirmation that your BOD card has been updated with Gym access (this is done remotely). 
  4. A £25 charge will then be added to your Battels in Hilary Term

Important Note:

The Gym is not actively managed and supported, reflective of the small contribution free. The equipment is serviced every 6 months by an external provider and is cleaned once a week. As such, gym users are asked to take due care and be mindful of this, cleaning up after themselves and wiping the equipment down after each use.

The email address is only monitored and responded to for the purposes of collecting forms and issuing access. Any other request cannot be responded to.

St Antony’s International Review (STAIR)

St Antony’s International Review (STAIR) is a peer-reviewed, academic journal established in 2005 by graduate members of St Antony’s College. STAIR provides a forum in which emerging scholars can publish their work alongside established academics and policy-makers, and operates a double-blind peer review process. The journal seeks to encourage cross-disciplinary dialogue of contemporary international relevance through a bi-annual publication consisting of both a general and a themed section. 

See here to learn more about STAIR, or contact the managing editor.

College Clubs and Societies

St. Antony’s also offers other clubs and societies, which in the past have included a yoga society and a drama society. Students will have opportunity to learn about the clubs and societies available during Welcome Week. Students wishing to start new clubs should contact the GCR Executive about the possibility of sponsorship.

College Music Room

The Music Room is a GCR-run space that is bookable by students during term time for practice or performance for singing, playing one’s own instrument or using the electronic Yamaha Clavinova piano. It is located adjacent to the Founder’s Building. Booking the Music Room is via the Lodge.

Oxford University Student Union

In addition to the role that the Graduate Common Room (GCR) plays in supporting and representing the student body in College, the Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) works at a University-wide level to provide a voice where individual Common Rooms cannot, and to support GCR officers in their work in College (e.g. through training).

The GCR has an OUSU Officer who is the student body’s main link with OUSU. However, all St Antony’s students are encouraged to learn more about OUSU and how to become involved and benefit from OUSU’s campaigns and events.

Please visit the OUSU website for more information.

Oxford Union

From the GCR: Many new students ask whether joining the Union is worth the money. With membership fees ranging from £118 for one year to £236 for lifetime membership, it deserves considerable thought before paying up. Some information that may help students decide:

Consider how many events on the termcard you would like to attend and how many you could realistically make time for. The intensity of your workload will no doubt influence this.

College Punt

Punting is a quintessentially Oxford (and Cambridge) pastime that is well worth trying. St Antony’s has a punt moored at the Cherwell Boathouse, a 10-15 minute walk from the College. The punt is available during summer months and is free to members of College. Bookings can be made up to a week in advance for a two hour slot.

Full terms and conditions are emailed to College members at the start of each summer and are available on request from the Domestic Bursar.

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